Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Preserves

As much as I love pork tenderloin in the slow cooker, I forget sometimes how easy it is to make in the oven.  There are a ton of different types of marinades or seasonings that you can use, but this is my favorite as it uses ingredients we always have on hand. 

Ingredients:

2 pork tenderloins, about 3/4 – 1 pound each

½ cup of cherry preserves (or whatever you have on hand – apricot works great, so does peach or even strawberry)

2-3 TBSP of spicy brown mustard

2-3 cloves of garlic, finely diced

1-2 TBSP of dried thyme

1 TBSP apple cider vinegar

Splash of olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 minutes
  • Mix all the ingredients (except the pork!) in a large bowl or a gallon sized Ziploc bag
  • Add tenderloins and cover with the sauce.  This can be done the night before or right before, I haven’t found it makes much of a difference.
  • Place the pork in a roasting pan, making sure to press as much of the marinade over it as possible.
  • Roast for approximately 15 minutes or until it is cooked through (it should reach an internal temperature of 145-150 degrees.)  Let it rest before slicing for about 5-10 minutes (it will continue to cook and reach 160 degrees). 

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